News Analysis, Taisa Grant Editor's note: Earlier this month, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of placing an inititiative on the November ballot for a citywide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Responding to the proposed intitiative, Richmond Pulse reporter Taisa Grant wrote the following piece based on a report released...

News Report, Kia Croom Richmond voters will get a chance to weigh in on a penny-per-ounce soda tax next year. The city council directed staffers to prepare a measure for the November 2012 ballot that would impose a sales tax on "sweetened beverages." Councilman Tom Butt said that the city...

News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Dec 09, 2011 Editor’s Note:  Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers spoke to young people from various Bay Area neighborhoods, as well as law enforcement officials and youth workers, to gain an understanding of today’s drug trends and how they impact health at a community level. Across the San...

News Feature, Iraida Santillan//Photos Briana Brooks Brianna Brooks is a senior at Middle College High School, an alternative high school located on the campus of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. On a trip to Africa, Brooks says she “found the meaning of life,” which she believes is “through helping...

Food Review, Richmond Pulse The best way to get fresh and nutritious food is to get it straight from the source: Right out of the ground it was grown in. Luckily for residents of Richmond, the 6th Street community gardens are free and open to everyone. Anyone can come and volunteer their...

Video, William Haynes William Haynes has his own youtube video channel, WilliamHaynesTV, where since 2009, he has produced and uploaded videos that address issues ranging from climate change to peer pressure and youth culture. In this installment, Haynes reminds us why confidence is good! ...

Video, Street Soldiers Sponsored by the City of Richmond, the 3-day Alive & Free Prescription Training works to change beliefs, attitudes, values and actions that promote violence. It is led by Dr. Joseph Marshall, host of 106KMEL Street Soldiers. ...

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Posted: November 28, 2011 “Raw… Talent!” “Raw… Talent!” With a call and response exercise, Molly Raynor gathers the attention of an energetic group of high school students inside her classroom at Making Waves. For weeks, the youth participants from “Richmond Artists With Talent” - or RAW Talent - have...

News Report, Lamar Littleton | Nov 15, 2011 Editor’s Note: This report is part of a two-part series produced by Richmond Pulse and Richmond Confidential. Read part two here. This report was written under a pseudonym for the author's protection. You may have heard of “cyber bullying,” but an even more deadly...

News Report/Audio, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Nov 14, 2011   One by one supporters of Occupy Richmond stood at the microphone and spoke their minds in front of Civic Center Auditorium on Veterans Day. More than 90 people attended the Occupy Richmond rally and shouted together, “We are the 99 percent!” Organized by a coalition of allies...

News Report/Audio, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Nov 14, 2011   One by one supporters of Occupy Richmond stood at the microphone and spoke their minds in front of Civic Center Auditorium on Veterans Day. More than 90 people attended the Occupy Richmond rally and shouted together, “We are the 99 percent!” Organized by a coalition of allies...

News Report, Kia Croom The Occupy Movement has officially spread to Richmond. Approximately 90 Occupy Richmond demonstrators assembled on the steps of the Richmond Civic Auditorium for the first ever Occupy Richmond Public speak-out. More than 20 demonstrators signed up to share testimonies concerning their struggles with foreclosure, unemployment and their...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers  |    November 13, 2011 The Richmond Rockets basketball team kicked off their season with an exciting 78 - 71 victory win over the Bay Area Matrix. Hundreds of fans of all ages poured into Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center to watch the...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers  |    November 13, 2011 The Richmond Rockets basketball team kicked off their season with an exciting 78 - 71 victory win over the Bay Area Matrix. Hundreds of fans of all ages poured into Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center to watch the...

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